13th Annual SES Pro-Am
The 13th Annual Sean Eduardo Sanchez (SES) fundraising Pro-Am was held Sept. 15 at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Tennis-playing amateurs paid a donation entry fee in three separate divisions (Men’s Division, Open Division and Women’s Division), who were partnered with local tennis professionals to compete for the championship.
This year, the event was dedicated to the memory of Harry Collins, who passed away on June 3, 2018. Collins developed the Rancho Valencia Resort and was a driving force behind the development of the SES Tennis Center as an initial donor. Proceeds from the two-day event benefit the children enrolled in the SES Tennis Center located in Tecate, Mexico, (a California-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, sestenniscenter.org), which provides access to free tennis lessons, tennis equipment and cross border tournament transportation while also supporting the efforts of the Empty Cradle, a San Diego nonprofit organization that helps parents cope with the loss of an infant before, during or after birth. (emptycradle.org).